I'm trying to configure my Debian machine (Lenny) to use a static ip address. Here's what my interfaces file currently looks like:
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system. # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces #The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.200 network 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0
Here's what I've done. I went in to my router settings and changed it's dynamic ip range to 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.100. So I could use anything above 100 as my static address. Then I came in to the interfaces file and edited to what you see above. I set the address to be 192.168.1.200 because that's out of the range that's reserved for dynamic addresses by my router and I also set the network to 192.168.1.1 because that's the ip address of my router.
I'm not sure what i'm getting wrong but I have no connection to the internet. I'm not sure i've got the right IP addresses.